- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man has been sentenced to 29½ years in prison for the shooting and beating of a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in 2013.

A federal judge handed down the prison time Friday to 22-year-old Keyon Taylor, who was convicted by a jury in March of assault, robbery and other charges. He was also ordered to pay $625,000 in restitution to the victim, who survived.

Taylor’s co-defendant, 24-year-old Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens, is serving a 10-year prison sentence.

Prosecutors say Taylor pointed a gun at the carrier’s head and demanded his wallet, as the carrier was delivering holiday packages in Boston’s Dorchester section in December 2013.

Authorities say the victim was shot in the wrist while trying to move the gun away from his head, and was beaten by Taylor.

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